Central Library E-Resource Centre for Advanced Studies and Research is a newly developed state-of-the-art e-Resource Library. The eighty-eight-seater facility includes St. Joseph’s Central Library e-Book System for accessing e-resources via college intranet with the help of desktops, tabs, smart phones, and other devices.
The Library provides IT facilities to enable readers to consult our electronic resources, catalogues, and image collections, to make use of word-processing and spreadsheet software, and for general internet and e-mail access.
The Arrupe Central Library of the college has a well-equipped and spacious reading room with seating capacity of 150 people. The reference, periodical and current awareness sections also function from reading room for reader’s convenience. Some rare collections of the college are displayed in the reading room.
Arrupe Central Library implement Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) enable KIOSK, this latest technology used to automate book handling process including check-out, inventory maintenance.
The technology would allow the readers to utilise the service of self ‘issue’ and ‘reissue’ books without standing in queue.
The book bank facility is available for the students belonging to SC/ST & economically weaker sections. Besides regular library facilities, they can issue at most four books from book-bank at most for a full semester. The text books are mainly emphasized for this section, though very few common reference books may also be lent out.
The reprographic facilities are available in Central Library for the students and faculty members, at a very nominal rate of Rs.1/- per A4 size impression (for photocopy) and Rs.2/- only per A4 size page (for print out). One internet-facilitated computer is directly connected with the photocopy machine for taking print out of any online and also offline material as well. This section remains open from 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM on Monday to Friday, and 9.00AM to 1.00PM on Saturday.
The photocopy section is for library books only. The class notes, outside papers and outside books are strictly not to be photocopied here.
Library users can download forms like Library clearance form, Book requisition from (for faculty members only), Book Bank form etc, from the Library website.